Motorola launched is anticipated budget smartphone which is claimed to be the cheapest in the world with powerful specs under the hood. It’s a world debut of the smartphone which is launched in the Indian market with the price tag of INR 6,999 (US$ 117). The move from Motorola, which was recently acquired by Lenovo, would definitely turn the tables around snatch the market share of some of the bigwigs like it did before with the launch of powerful Moto G.

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What’s Motorola offering in the smartphone?

Chipset Snapdragon 200
Processor Dual Core 1.2Ghz
RAM 1GB
Display 4.3inches
Resolution 960X540 (256ppi)
Camera Rear 5MP
Camera Front No
Internal Storage 4GB
SD Card Slot Yes (up to 32GB)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 1980 mAh (non-removable Li-ion)
Dual-SIM Yes
Android Version 4.4.2 KitKat

 

The budget smartphone will be exclusively available on the Indian online retail store Flilpkart.com. Motorola has also assured of upgrading this phone to the next Android version.

Exclusive Features

Budget smartphone doesn’t mean it is short on features. The phones boast some of the unique features introduced for the first time in such a budget offering. It comes with ‘Moto Alert’ feature that automatically alerts specific contacts when you leave a particular location. It also comes with emergency features like sending SMS along with your location and Emergency mode which calls a preset number or sound an alarm in case of any untoward situation. The phone will also include removable covers with nine colors to choose from.

Competition

Moto E will affect sales of several smartphones priced between 150-220 US$. The budget smartphone has all the potential to give major brands like Samsung, HTC, LG and others, a run for their money. Some of the smartphones which would definitely brace impact from Moto E is Samsung Galaxy Core, HTC Desire U, LG’s latest L70 dual, Sony Xperia E1 and plenty of other phones in the market. Let’s have a brief comparison with some of these popular smartphones with latest entrant Moto E.

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Moto E vs Samsung Galaxy Core

  Moto E Galaxy Core
Chipset Snapdragon 200 Cortex A5
Processor Dual Core 1.2Ghz Dual Core 1.2Ghz
RAM 1GB 1GB
Display 4.3inches 4.3inches
Resolution 960X540 (256ppi) 800X400 (217ppi)
Camera Rear 5MP 5MP
Camera Front No VGA
Internal Storage 4GB 8GB
SD Card Slot Yes (up to 32GB) Yes (up to 64GB)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 1980 mAh (non-removable Li-ion) 1800 mAh (removable Li-ion)
Dual-SIM Yes Yes
Android Version 4.4.2 KitKat 4.1 Jelly Bean
Price US$ 117 US$ 190

 

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Moto E vs LG L70 Dual

  Moto E L70 Dual
Chipset Snapdragon 200 Cortex A7
Processor Dual Core 1.2Ghz Dual Core 1.2Ghz
RAM 1GB 1GB
Display 4.3inches 4.5inches
Resolution 960X540 (256ppi) 800X400 (217ppi)
Camera Rear 5MP 5MP
Camera Front No VGA
Internal Storage 4GB 4GB
SD Card Slot Yes (up to 32GB) Yes (up to 32GB)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 1980 mAh (non-removable Li-ion) 2100 mAh (removable Li-ion)
Dual-SIM Yes Yes
Android Version 4.4.2 KitKat 4.4.2 KitKat
Price US$ 117 US$ 220 (Approx)

 

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Moto E vs Sony Xperia E1

  Moto E Xperia E1 Dual
Chipset Snapdragon 200 Cortex A7
Processor Dual Core 1.2Ghz Dual Core 1.2Ghz
RAM 1GB 512 MB
Display 4.3inches 4.0inches
Resolution 960X540 (256ppi) 800X400 (233ppi)
Camera Rear 5MP 3.12 MP
Camera Front No No
Internal Storage 4GB 4GB
SD Card Slot Yes (up to 32GB) Yes (up to 32GB)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 1980 mAh (non-removable Li-ion) 1750 mAh (removable Li-ion)
Dual-SIM Yes Yes
Android Version 4.4.2 KitKat 4.3 Jelly Bean
Price US$ 117 US$ 199 (Approx)

 

Conclusion

Motorola has played safe with both Moto G and Moto E in the market. Moto G has gained critical acclaim all around and now it’s time for Moto E to catch up the entry level smartphone market with its brilliant looks, powerful processor and killer price tag. Stay tune for more updates.